Recent studies suggest indoor air quality (IAQ) and productivity of employees are related factors. Healthy air quality directly contributes to the performance of staff.
Better air quality translates to fewer pollutants in the air and more oxygen. Improved oxygen flow to the brain results in better cognitive performance, while symptoms of oxygen deprivation include a decline in cognition. Understanding the relationship between the two topics will help employers improve both air quality and the health and performance of their employees.
When considering risk mitigation as it relates to air filtration, put the systems and air filters in place that have a higher likelihood of capturing both droplets and aerosols that exist outside the social distancing zones before the contaminants make contact with healthy people.Commercial and Public buildings Air cleaners and air purifiers Air quality Life science and healthcare Virus Contamination Control
As the wildfires continue to blaze around the world, a vast amount of pollutants is being released into the air. View Camfil's air filter recommendations for mitigating risks of dangerous and damaging microscopic particulates and gaseous contaminants. Learn how to protect yourself and your facility during the wildfire season.Air quality
Common cold and flu remedies get passed down from generation to generation. From grandma’s chicken soup recipe to ginger and honey in tea, there are plenty of home remedies in every household. But some flu viruses are more serious and require stronger defenses.
Every business depends on its surrounding environment and understanding the needs truly depends on identifying the problems. The CDC has only recently added airborne transmission as one of the methods that COVID-19 can spread. It is important to highlight the potential risks surrounding the business such as air pollution.
Researchers see a connection between poor air quality and the high number of infected people, which has now been linked to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). According to EPHA, people in polluted cities are 84% more likely to be infected with the Coronavirus.
We have gathered the most frequently asked questions about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and filtration.
Similar to gyms and other recreational facilities, dance studios are reeling due to shut-down and COVID-19 restrictions. Concerns among owners, teachers, and students are growing as some indoor activities come into the risk zone. Patrons and teachers are adhering to strict restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.
It is common that meat processing factories are susceptible to the spread of airborne viruses and microbes. Temperature and humidity requirements along with the production processes lend to the survival of airborne microbes and viruses.
Air Filtration and Mitigating Virus Risks
Two striking facts perfectly illustrate why we need to place air quality at the top of the environmental and human health agenda. First, the quality of the air we breathe has a significant impact on our health and wellbeing; globally, air pollution is the leading environmental cause of shortened life, contributing to the equivalent of 5% of all deaths worldwide. Second, each of us inhales more than 25 million particles with every breath we take; the more contaminants we ingest, the greater the chance of sickness and ill-health.
Clean air plays an imperative role in the life science, healthcare and pharmaceutical process chain. Many studies have inferred that in moderate levels of air pollution the damage to human health is irreversible. In the life science industry where biological life or living organisms are at play, it is vital to maintain utmost hygiene along with superior indoor air quality. Camfil’s high-efficiency air filtration solutions are used by many global life sciences industry specialists in cleanrooms, production areas, and laboratories, including many global biosafety labs around the world.
During winter, the air we breathe feels fresh and clean thanks to the cold. What many don’t understand however is temperature is not the only difference. Our hands feel drier, static charge builds up easily, our exposed mucous membranes dry out. What’s happening, and is there anything we can do to counteract it?
For a safe school operation, healthy and virus-free air in the classroom is needed to avoid infections and diseases. Viruses, such as COVID-19, can spread through the air in the form of aerosols. Depending on factors including ventilation rates and particulate levels, these viruses can remain airborne for several hours. Indoor environments can experience a higher concentration of aerosols (high viral load), which can increase the risk of infection.
The food and beverage industry is affected by unique air quality challenges that can risk the health and safety of workers, production equipment along with a potential for contamination. How high-efficiency air filters can provide an effective and affordable solution.
For several years, Hornsgatan has been designated Sweden's dirtiest street when it comes to air pollution. Hornsgatan is an exposed street when it comes to harmful particles in the air. How does this affect residents?
Last one-month Australia looked like an inferno to rest of the world and the loss cannot be summed only in numbers. Traumatic aftereffects of wildfire are still haunting many, and it is still far from over as authorities have reported that ‘fire season’ may continue till April. Those effected have lost homes, businesses but even those sitting away from the flames in the thick smoke blanket are breathing unhealthy air. A lot of cities in Australia have been covered by a thick haze of smoke from the wildfires for weeks.
It’s no surprise that air pollution has also been associated with lung cancer. What is shocking, however, is that bad air can also increase the risk of mortality from other types of sarcoma, including breast, liver, and pancreatic cancer.
Molecular Contamination Control (MCC) products remove molecules, gases and vapors from the air that cannot be captured using ordinary particle filters. Molecules are typically 1,000 to 10,000 times smaller than the most penetrating particles that pass through HEPA and ULPA filters.
World’s largest air purification system in a tunnel with an aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 12,000 tons annually. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, 92 percent of people in the Asia-Pacific region are exposed to a high level of air pollution that pose significant health risks.
Activated carbon (also known as activated charcoal) is an exceptionally versatile material that can control the vast majority of molecules that pollute the air – that’s more than 150 million cataloged chemicals.
For some of us, spring is not just a wonderful time of the year. With spring comes a runny nose, sneezing, sniffling, red eyes, itching and fatigue - and many people struggle with getting proper sleep.
Starting the New Year with health resolutions is iconic and imperative. Everyone wants to start with training, yoga, eating fresh but no one thinks about breathing ‘clean air,’ people often ignore the importance of clean air that is required to stay on top of those resolutions.
As temperatures plummet and winter weather starts to bite, heating systems are being used. Well insulated, airtight modern houses are highly efficient at retaining this warmth, but they also keep in less welcome things such as fumes from central heating systems, wood burners and open fires.
Metrics matter because you can't manage what you don't measure. Making decisions based on facts rather than emotions or "gut feel" is the only way to manage a situation effectively. That's why an air quality index (AQI) is an invaluable tool in the relentless battle against air pollution.
We want to enjoy the spring and nature is undoubtedly good for us overall. We love our pets and like our house to be fresh! In-home air cleaners are a great solution.
Case Study: DB Schenker Cleans Distrubution Centre Air. No matter where they are in the world, Camfil’s customers rely on us to protect their employees’ health by improving indoor air quality. Listen to how a world-leading logistics company worked together with Camfil to solve issues within their distribution centre in Norway.
A Life Cycle Costing (LCC) analysis proved the Camfil Durafil filter operated at a 24% lower energy cost per year than the Viledon T-60. The Camfil product would save the customer $14 per filter per year versus the alternative.
The Swedish government will step up measures to improve the indoor environment in Swedish housing. Enhancing professional competence will be the platform. Better ventilation and filtration technology will be the means.
It's important for us to understand how the air we breathe can affect our long-term health. That's especially true when it comes to office air quality, since most adults spend at least eight hours in these enclosed areas.
Although there are engineering standards that recommend levels of air filtration for airplanes, there is no federal requirement for airplanes to install air filters. Cabins may not be filtered or cleaned in any way.
Two important international initiatives are set to impact on filtration in the home and at work to protect occupants from poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Whether small or large, the end product of our air filters is clean air.
75 attendees. Seven noted speakers. Four professors. One mission – to discuss the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ). On Monday, September 5, 2017, Camfil AB and Trosa Kommun hosted a full day forum on IAQ.
Air pollution is not a new problem. The London smog of 1952 killed an estimated 12,000 people, and in response to it, a Clean Air Act was passed in the UK to combat air pollution. View our infographic to learn more about the risks.
Cold weather and winter holidays make the warm, entertaining confines of a museum an attractive prospect. To keep the contents of these artifact filled buildings in good condition, preserving often decades of history.
We often discuss solutions for keeping the air inside our workplaces clean from pollutants. But during the holiday season, we have the unique ability to spend time away from work and at home with families.
Studies suggest that indoor air quality and productivity of employees are related. Healthy air quality directly contributes to the performance of staff. In this article, we help define solutions to improve your current IAQ.